44th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, September 27 – Oct 1, 2021: Berlin, Germany
KI2021 takes place in Berlin, Germany, September 27 – October 1, 2021. KI2021 is the 44th edition of the German conference on Artificial Intelligence (abbreviated KI for “Künstliche Intelligenz”) organized in cooperation with the Fachbereich Künstliche Intelligenz der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI-SIG AI). The technical program of presentations, workshops, and tutorials is complemented by a doctoral consortium.
The doctoral consortium provides young researchers from any subject area within AI with the opportunity to present their ideas and receive feedback at an early stage of their PhD research. In contrast to previous editions, we also invite young researchers that are in the last year of their PhD to present their PhD journey and connect with new researchers.
The doctoral consortium also provides an opportunity for PhD students to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI and network with other participants. The doctoral consortium will expose students to different areas of research within AI and help build professional connections within the international community of AI researchers.
Each presented topic will be mentored by a senior researcher. This provides the opportunity for a private discussion of the PhD topic. The goals of the doctoral consortium are:
There will be a PhD workshop with a keynote and oral presentations during the KI conference, providing an opportunity for obtaining feedback. Doctoral students may also participate in a mentoring program that will connect students with experienced researchers in their field. The organizers will try to schedule personal meetings between mentors and students. Students can indicate their interest in this program when submitting their contribution, or directly by contacting the organizers. The schedule of the meetings will be announced ahead of the event. The organizers plan to publish extended abstracts as proceedings of the PhD workshop, either as part of the main conference proceedings or with CEUR (pending).
Additionally, there will be the opportunity to participate in the main conference poster session where the participants will have the chance to present their research to a larger audience.
To apply for the KI2021 doctoral consortium, please submit the following documents (in a single pdf file) to the EasyChair submission system no later than June 19, 2021.
The extended abstract could be structured in the following way:
Abstract submissions should be in English and must have a single author who is pursuing the proposed PhD.